Strawberry Kiss Cookies combine the simple, sweet goodness of sugar cookies with a colorful, sweet strawberry ice cream cone Kiss in the center that will have everyone asking you for kisses whenever they see you!
Hershey’s Kisses cookies have been around for as long as we can remember. From simple, sugar cookies with a chocolate Kiss in the center to chocolate and even peanut butter cookie dough variations, there are tons of these recipes out there.
We’ve been making them for years. They’re super simple and delicious, so they’re perfect when we need a dessert in a pinch. They’re also so pretty so they always look good wherever we bring them. We’ve made them so often, in fact, that we wanted to do something a little different with them. That’s how we came up with these Strawberry Kiss cookies.
These cookies have the perfect texture. They are soft and chewy and the sprinkle add a extra texture of chewiness.
Strawberry Kiss Cookies
We came up with these Strawberry Kiss Cookies one summer’s day. We were scheduled to head to a party, but we had put off making anything. We needed something delicious, pretty, and fast. While we were shopping, we saw packages of Strawberry Ice Cream Cone Kisses, and that’s when it came to us. Strawberry Kiss cookies.
These cookies were everything we hoped they would be when we bought the Kisses, and they still are! They were a big hit with their pretty pink strawberry color, and they tasted so good. And they are perfect for summertime since they go so well with strawberry ice cream!
Wait until you whip up a batch of these Strawberry Kiss cookies! Not only does it only take about 30 minutes to make these babies but you more than likely have these staples in your pantry already!
It only takes a few ingredients to make these delicious Strawberry Kiss cookies. It’s a basic sugar cookie recipe to which you simply add a Strawberry Ice Cream Cone Kiss. That’s all there is to it! Here’s what you’ll need.
- Unsalted butter, softened
- Granulated sugar
- Large egg, room temperature
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Strawberry Ice Cream Cone Chocolate Kisses
That’s all there is to it. All the ingredients here – outside of the Kisses, of course – are basic, kitchen staples, so you don’t have to worry about trying to find special ingredients. You probably have them all in your kitchen right this second.
Making the Strawberry Kiss Cookies
Making these cookies is just as easy as gathering the ingredients needed to make them. These cookies use a simple sugar cookie dough, so they come together very fast. In addition, to that, the signature Kiss is simply set into the cookie after baking, so that final step is exceptionally easy, as well.
You’ll find the complete recipe with amounts and times at the end of the post, but take a look at this outline below to see just how simple it is to make these tasty cookies.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.
- Mix in egg and vanilla until well combined.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until well combined.
- Divide dough and roll into balls.
- If using sprinkles, roll cookie balls into sprinkles before placing them on the baking sheet.
- Bake until lightly golden.
- Remove from the oven and immediately place a Kiss in the center of the cookie, pressing down gently.
- Let cool and remove to a wire rack.
That’s all there is to it! This recipe only involves a little measuring and mixing, and then you’re off to the races! It’s ridiculously easy to make.
This is an extremely simple recipe. The sugar cookie dough is one of the easiest you’ll make, so there’s very little you can do to screw it up. That being said, there are a few things to remember that will take your cookies to the next level. After all, why stop at good when you can have great?
Room Temperature Eggs and Butter
It’s important to bring your butter and eggs to room temperature. When creaming butter, bringing it to room temperature allows it to incorporate easily into the recipe. This makes it easy to get nice, fluffy mixes with no lumps.
The same holds true for eggs. Although they might seem so liquidy that it doesn’t matter, room temperature eggs incorporated much better than cold eggs. It allows the yolk to break apart more easily and to incorporate more thoroughly.
Baking is precise. In fact, it’s literally a science. This recipe calls for salt to be added to the dry ingredients, so be sure not to use salted butter. This will effectively double the salt in the recipe, which can lead to changes in texture and will definitely lead to a salty-tasting cookie.
Gentle kisses are best for babies and these Strawberry Kiss cookies. When you add your Strawberry Kiss to the center of the cookie, don’t press down too firmly. The heat of the cookie will immediately start to melt the bottom of the Kiss, so it won’t take much to sink it into the cookie.
Another important thing to remember is that if you press down too firmly while the cookie is warm, you could easily push the kiss all the way through the cookie.
Serving Strawberry Kiss Cookies
These cookies are great for any occasion. They come together quickly so you can make them whenever you get the craving. Whip up a batch for evening desserts or afternoon snacks, or bake up a batch or two for potlucks or holiday get-togethers.
To serve them, simply place them on a tray, and let everyone grab as many as they like. We love to make sure we have milk and coffee on hand to pair with the cookies for a tasty combo.
Do I Need to Chill My Cookie Dough?
No You don’t! One less step! Yeah! Of course if you choose to refrigerate the dough for an hour or so it might make it a bit easier to work with but honestly we never do this. It’s really not necessary.
Storing the Strawberry Kiss Cookies
These cookies will keep well for up to two weeks on the counter in an air-tight container. For longer storage, you can freeze these cookies for up to six months. To freeze, place the cookies in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bags.
Before you go, be sure to give this handy dandy FAQ a quick look. It will go over some of the points we mentioned earlier and serves as an excellent reference.
My creamed sugar is lumpy. What happened?
You probably didn’t allow your butter to fully come to room temperature. If your butter is not completely softened, the colder parts of the butter won’t cream well and will leave lumps.
Help! My cookies are falling apart!
Most likely, you’re pressing your Kisses into your cookies too hard. If you press too hard, you’ll push your Kiss either all the way through the cookie or push it in so deeply that the cookie falls apart when you pick it up.
What the heck? Why do my cookies taste so salty?
You used salted butter. This recipe calls for salt, so using salted butter on top of it will give the cookies a decidedly salty flavor.
How long will these cookies last?
You can store these cookies for up to two weeks in an air-tight container. You can also freeze them for up to six months.
Try These Strawberry Kiss Cookies Today
These Strawberry Kiss cookies are so tasty and so easy to make, there’s really no reason not to give them a try. You’ll love how fast you’ll be in and out of the kitchen, and your family will love how delicious they are to eat! Give these cookies a try today, and we’re sure you’ll find yourself placing them heavily in your cookie and dessert rotation.
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Strawberry Kiss Cookies
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 bag strawberry ice cream cone chocolate kisses
- Sprinkles optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy
- Mix in the egg and vanilla until well combined
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until well combined
- Divide dough using a cookie dough scoop and roll into balls
- Place on baking sheet
- For sprinkles, roll ball in sprinkles then place on baking sheet
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden – Do not over bake
- Remove from oven and immediately add chocolate kiss pressing down gently
- Let cool and remove to wire rack
- Store in an airtight container